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Hats for Lakeland walking WALKING - Hats


HatThe woolly hat is still a fairly popular way of covering your head, but with different styles and materials are replacing the wooly hat.

Through the head you can lose a lot of body heat so it is vital in cold, windy and wet conditions you protect your head from the elements. What ever style you have your hat should be large enough to cover the ears and the base of the neck. Many walkers like the Inca style hats with ear flaps and for harsh weather a balaclava is excellent.

BaraclavaBrushed wool, polypropylene [thermal underwear material], silk and fleece are all excellent. The more wind resistance the balaclava the better.

Another useful item are the headovers which are basically tubes of thermal material which can be used in various ways, around the neck as a scarf, twisted in the middle and doubled over the head as a hat and over the head but under the jaws as a balaclava.

Whatever you decide on make sure it does not restricted your vision looking forward or sideways.

 

Disclaimer - Climbing, Fell Walking, Mountaineering, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Watersports and other Activities can be extremely dangerous and can result in permanent disability or even loss of life. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own involvement and Lake District Let's Go can not be held responsible. Always seek advice and information.

 

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